About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Your local Wild Birds Unlimited is the best place to buy wild bird seed

Just as people have diverse dining preferences, wild birds also have different food tastes. These preferences can be indulged to attract the greatest variety of birds to your backyards.

When choosing a seed blend to feed wild birds I always make sure sunflower is the first ingredient. I also like seed blends with nuts. Sunflower seed is the favorite of most seed eating birds like finches and cardinals while the peanuts will attract bug eating birds like chickadees, wrens, jays and woodpeckers.

Wild Birds Unlimited East Lansing has a few tons of fresh seed delivered each week and offers several unique blends that are formulated specially for birds in our area. All Wild Birds Unlimited blends are free of Filler Seeds.

Filler Seeds like milo, wheat and oats, as well as artificial colors and flavorings are ingredients not preferred by most birds and are generally, left uneaten and found in a pile on the ground. These fillers add bulk to the bag and lower the price, but they are undesired by the birds, and leftover seed on the ground may attract rodents.

The East Lansing  Wild Birds Unlimited customers’ preference by far is the unique No-Mess Blend which contains sunflower seeds and peanut pieces without the shells. No shells on the seeds make for a tidier feeding area, since there's nothing on the ground to clean up. Pound for pound, our No-Mess Blend offers the best value because you do not pay for the shells. The birds eat everything happily.

Or if squirrels drive you nuts or blackbirds and starlings crowd your feeder, you might try the safflower solution. Safflower is a small, white, bitter seed that is high in protein and fat. Many favorite backyard birds - including cardinals, chickadees, finches, doves, woodpeckers, titmice and nuthatches- savor safflower. Blackbirds, starlings, and squirrels typically refuse to eat safflower seed.
Safflower

By offering your birds Wild Birds Unlimited seed, you are providing the highest quality calories and making sure that every penny that you spend is going towards feeding the hungry friends outside your windows.

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